Google Base to Cancel Marketplace Sellers' Accounts

Sep 8, 2009 • 8:42 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Shopping Search Engines

To be honest, I do not fully understand this announcement, but it is causing a lot of discussion in the various forums. In short, the Google Base Blog announced new marketplace and aggregator policies that are going into effect December 1st, 2009. The policy is there to help Google manage duplicate feeds (content) from the same seller, who has their feeds submitted by multiple locations.

Google is releasing a feature named "multi-client accounts" which allows "aggregators and marketplaces to consolidate and manage data feeds and reporting for sub-accounts, submit changes more rapidly, and get more accurate Google Checkout badging at the seller level." So this stops "individual sellers on marketplaces" from needing to a feed to Google Product Search.

There is a lot of discussion on who this will impact, what they should do and how they can prepare. In fact, some are considering dropping eBay and other aggregators to gain better control over their feeds.

Forum discussion at Google Base Help and Power Sellers Unit.

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09/09/2009 02:37 pm

It is going to 'effect' not 'affect'. Its 'power sellers unite' not 'unit'. Frankly I dont understand this g/base announcement either.

Barry Schwartz

09/09/2009 02:39 pm

Thanks, fixed.


02/06/2010 02:47 am

I recently got a HTC Hero phone and I opened a gmail account. I then decide to change my user name so I deleted the current account from gmail. I then opened a ne gmail account. Now I try to get into the "markets" on my HTC phone and it asks me for a password for the old user account. When I try my old password it does not work, because the account has been deleted. I cannot open any apps on my phone because of this and I cannot get the prompt off my phone. I need Google to totally remove my old account. How??

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